Lower Mississippi River Museum
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Funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the museum includes a reception area, temporary and permanent exhibition halls, theater, classroom/activity room, office and work room. The museum is to educate the public about the Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries, from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. It will provide an understanding of the third largest river in the world and its role as a thoroughfare for waterborne commerce, a complex environmental system and a valuable resource for economic development. The Museum and interpretive site will also review the river valley’s cultural and natural history. The site will feature the Motor Vessel Mississippi, a retired Corps of Engineers working towboat. The building is designed to relate to the historic nature of downtown Vicksburg through the use of brick and the scale of the openings.